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Assessment and Diagnosis - ... Diagnosis While mental health professionals have had mixed feelings about the use of diagnostic labels in counseling, the diagnosis is another common outcome of the assessment process. Mears (2010) reports the advantage of diagnostic classifications as their usefulness in written and verbal interactions about the specific problems a client might experience. An example of this is when a diagnosis documented in a case conceptualization or treatment plan increases the ease of communication between clinicians or billing agencies....   [tags: Social Work]
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Embryo Diagnosis - Embryo Diagnosis Karen and Roger have decided to start a family. Again. It has been nearly six years since their first and only child, Katie, was born, and just over two years since she died. In her four years of life, Katie was plagued with the fatal Tay-sachs disease. Because the enzyme needed to rid her brain of fatty materials was absent at birth, she lost her sight when she was only eighteen months old. Her ability to operate the left side of her body was gone several months later. Understandably, the loss of their daughter devastated the young couple....   [tags: Genetics Science Technology Pregnancy Essays]
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organisational diagnosis - Perform a diagnosis of an organization that you are familiar with, using the diagnostic organizational level analysis. Your diagnosis should include an assessment of the organization’s performance and an indication of the underlying cause of problems. 1. What is diagnosis. Diagnosis is a systematic approach to understanding and describing the present state of the organization. 2. The open system: The general diagnosis model based on systems theory that underlines most of OD. The elements in open system model are: - Input: Information, energy, people - Transformations: Social component, technological component - Output: Finished goods, services and ideas 3....   [tags: essays research papers] 652 words
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Social Diagnosis - Social Diagnosis Mary E. Richmond's (1917) scholarly work, Social Diagnosis, is a 511 page comprehensive approach to social work at the beginning of the 20th century. This book provided a systematic framework for social work by formulating questionnaires concerning nearly every aspect of the profession to be used at the initiation of services. The author expressed the specific intent to provide common ground for all case workers so they could "develop a knowledge and mastery of those elements" (p....   [tags: Mary E. Richmond Book Review Analysis] 1509 words
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Diagnosis: Video Game Addict - ... Compulsions, cravings, and withdrawals are all associated with the word addict. Addiction has been defined as "being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming" (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu). With the use of the less technical definition of addiction, pathological use that is damaging, then video games are certainly addictive. Here are some of the symptoms associated with Video game addiction. Psychological Symptoms Feelings of anger and frustration when not allowed access to the video game Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities Physical Symptoms Sleep difficulties or significant change in sleep patterns Carpal tunnel syndrome Behavioral Symptoms Aggression towards those who prevent or attempt to limit access to the video game Frequently playing the game while neglecting important responsibilities Relational Symptoms A loss of real world friends, but an increase in virtual world friends Marital / relationship difficulties resulting from excessive play (http://www.techaddiction.ca) With all these symptoms you would think there would be a treatment for the problem at hand and you’re right....   [tags: Addictions]
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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Meningitis and Encephalitis - Symptoms and Diagnosis of Meningitis and Encephalitis Abstract- Meningitis and Encephalitis symptoms are almost identical to those of the flu or common cold. Most symptoms are exceedingly subtle, and immediate diagnosis is crucial, because meningitis and encephalitis can become deadly in a matter of hours. There are many different forms of diagnosis, each equally important. Differentiating between bacterial and viral forms of the disease is important because treatment and severity differs. Meningitis is more prevalent in the elderly, the very young, and those with immune deficiency diseases....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease] 1547 words
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Categorical Approach to Diagnosis - ... A separate, but related problem is in the accuracy of the diagnosis in identifying a discrete pattern of pathology. I feel this is a two-fold problem, with sometimes very different presentations of problems occurring within the same disorder. The second part of the problem is when multiple disorders that are currently considered separate and very similar. Having people with seemingly very different patterns be classified as having the same disorder was something I also saw frequently at my work....   [tags: Psychology] 869 words
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Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis - Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis "Please make sure that our little one has blond hair and blue eyes, " and "I want him to be a good athlete and very intellectual." "Oh, and doc, make him disease free please." "Is that all?" "You two aren’t very particular are you. " This will be an easy case." "We will continue with the implantation in two days." With the enormous advancement of Technology in many areas of Genetic Diagnosis, parents and doctors seem to defy Mother Nature and maybe even God every day....   [tags: Science Biology Genes Papers]
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Autism: The Difficulties in Differential Diagnosis - Autism: The Difficulties in Differential Diagnosis Forward This essay discusses an important view concerning the differential diagnosis of infantile autism. As you will see, the symptomology common to autistic infants mimics that of severely retarded children in the early months of life. In addition, the identification of autism as a "disease" in infants is impeded by the lack of biological evidence to support such a diagnosis. Autism has, in multiple studies, been related to a multitude of organic dysfunction’s....   [tags: Diseases Disease Health Essays] 1219 words
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Somatization is a process as well as a diagnosis - ... In official psychiatric nosology, somatization refers to a family of psychiatric disorders (the somatoform disorders in DSM-IV or ICD-10). In research studies, somatization has been operationalized in three main ways: a) as medically unexplained somatic symptoms (for example, in the somatization disorder module of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS), the Composite International Diagnostic Interview, or the WHO Somatoform Disorders Schedule); b) as hypochondriacal worry or somatic preoccupation; and c) as somatic clinical presentations of affective, anxiety, or other psychiatric disorders....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2200 words
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The Everchanging Diagnosis of Autism - The Everchanging Diagnosis of Autism Throughout the years the diagnosis of autism has changed dramatically. Once, it was mistakenly diagnosed as childhood schizophrenia. Now that much more extensive research has been done, researchers have found distinct characteristics that are typical of autistic individuals. It is most often characterized by difficulty in the child's ability to respond to people, events, and objects. Responses to sensations of light, sound, and feeling may be exaggerated....   [tags: Papers] 1655 words
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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Plasmodium - Symptoms and Diagnosis of Plasmodium Malaria is a disease caused by a protozoan parasite and transported by the Anopheles mosquito. Fever is the most common symptom of malaria. Other symptoms include arthralgia and vomiting. The most common diagnosis process for this disease is looking at the patient’s blood under a microscope. If microscopy is not available, antigen detection tests can be used. In a year, there can be as many as five hundred million new cases of malaria, and of those five hundred million, 2.7 million die....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Malaria]
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Angina: Diagnosis and Treatment Options - Angina: Diagnosis and Treatment Options Angina refers to the pain arising from lack of adequate blood supply to the heart muscle. Typically, it is a crushing pain behind the breastbone in the center of the chest, brought on by exertion and relieved by rest. It may at times radiate to or arise in the left arm, neck, jaw, left chest, or back. It is frequently accompanied by sweating, palpitations of the heart, and generally lasts a matter of minutes. Similar pain syndromes may be caused by other diseases, including esophagitis, gall bladder disease, ulcers, and others....   [tags: Health Medicine] 804 words
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly - Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly Mental disorders are becoming more prevalent in today's society as people add stress and pressure to their daily lives. The elderly population is not eliminated as a candidate for a disorder just because they may be retired. In fact, mental disorders affect 1 in 5 elderly people. One would think that with disorders being rather prevalent in this age group that there would be an abundance of treatment programs, but this is not the case. Because the diagnosis of an individual's mental state is subjective in nature, many troubled people go untreated regularly (summer 1998)....   [tags: Mental Disorders Papers]
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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Program - ... Director of Genesis Genetics and pioneer to the PGD discovery, Mark Hughes said in an interview, “It’s technically feasible and it can be done.” However, he continued, “no legitimate lab would get into it, and, if they did, they’d be ostracized.” He also later called the non-therapeutic use of PGD “ridiculous and irresponsible.” Many people share this negative view and think that creating essentially “designer babies” could be dangerous and eliminate human diversity (Silverman, 1). In another interview, associate executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society, Marcy Darnovsky said, “If we’re going to produce children who are claimed to be superior because of their particular genes, we risk introducing new sources of discrimination in society,” (Naik)....   [tags: Genetics]
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Diagnosis Case Study - ... Pain is individual, and there are a number of tools to assist in pain management. A commonly used technique is the PQRSTU mnemonic. Pain, in addition to being a source of outright suffering in patients, can interfere with wound care and therapies as well as lengthen hospitalisation. ‘The amount of pain experienced with burn injuries appears associated with post-traumatic stress and emotional stress. There are practical as well as humanitarian reasons to control burn pain aggressively’. (Patterson, et....   [tags: Health Care]
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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis In the United States, an estimated 2.3 million couples are considered infertile [Wekesser, 1996]. This creates a large need for infertility specialists and clinics specializing in fertility treatments. With the quickly advancing field of rep roductive services and the quest for creating better, healthier babies, a new service called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is being offered in conjunction with In vitro fertilization. PGD is a procedure that combines In vitro fertilization and genetic screening....   [tags: Fertility Chemistry Chemical Paper]
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Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Coma - Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Coma Diabetes is any disorder of the metabolism which causes excessive thirst and the production of large volumes of urine. A coma is a state of unrousable unconsciousness. (Martin (2002)) There are two types of diabetes: Diabetes Insipidus (DI) is a rare metabolic disorder, the symptoms of which are the production of large quantities of dilute urine and an increased thirst. It is caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH / vasopressin) which regulates water reabsorption in the kidneys....   [tags: Diabetes Health Essays]
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IVF and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: - In America alone there are 6.1 million couples coping with infertility (ASRM). In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the many assisted reproductive technologies used to help infertile couples achieve pregnancy. Since IVF is costly (the average cost is $12, 400. for one cycle), time consuming and a very emotional situation, many couples have a limited amount of opportunities to commit to the procedure and every step should be taken to maximize the chances of a successful healthy pregnancy. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, is a valuable tool for infertility treatment technology and can facilitate in successful IVF cycles....   [tags: Genetics] 1038 words
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Paranoia - Diagnosis and Treatment of Paranoia Delusional disorder is more commonly recognized by its name of long time use, paranoia. The definition used in the book for this disorder is impaired contact with reality but without the bizarreness, fragmentation, and severe personality disorganization characteristic of schizophrenia. We look at the two different categories related to paranoia, delusional disorder, and shared psychotic disorder. As stated above, delusional disorder is defined as paranoia, and shared psychotic disorder is when two or more people usually of the same family develop persistent, interlocking delusional ideas....   [tags: Papers] 694 words
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Fibromyalgia: No Longer a Catchall Diagnosis - Fibromyalgia: No Longer a Catchall Diagnosis [2] I first developed an interest in fibromyalgia syndrome through my mother. About ten years ago, she began complaining of achiness, sharp pain in various parts of her body-specifically the neck, and constant fatigue and insomnia. Being treated for clinical depression, however, my mother put these annoyances off as simply more symptoms of her depression and the results of extreme stress and tension. It was only very recently, within the past year while receiving massage therapy, that her masseuse happened to mention that my mother might have fibromyalgia, a relatively recent syndrome to enter into medical circles....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling Who published the DSM-VI. American Psychiatric Association. What is recorded on Axis III. General medical conditions Anorexia Nervosa -refusal to maintain body weight, body weight less than 85% of the expected weight -intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight -disturbance in the way in which one’s body weight or shape is experienced -in postmenarcheal females, amenorrhea Criteria for gender identity disorder -a strong and persistent cross-gender identification (not for the cultural advantage of the other sex) -persistent discomfort with his or her sex or sense of inappropriateness in the gender of that sex....   [tags: Papers] 1156 words
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The Diagnosis- Personal Narrative - The Diagnosis- Personal Narrative One fateful day at the end of June in 1998 when I was spending some time at home; my mother came to me with the bad news: my parent's best friend, Tommy, had been diagnosed with brain cancer. He had been sick for some time and we all had anxiously been awaiting a prognosis. But none of us were ready for the bumpy roads that lay ahead: testing, surgery, chemotherapy, nausea, headaches, and fatigue. Even loud music would induce vomiting. He just felt all around lousy....   [tags: Papers] 599 words
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A Diagnosis for Mr. Fix-it - ... For example, both suggest that functions on the left side of the body are completely neglected; therefore, the left visual section of the body does not respond effectively to stimuli due to the neglect. Damage to the right occipital lobe is very likely. The patient may have experienced some damage to areas 18 and 19 of the occipital lobe. “Damage to these association areas resulted in the patient’s failure to recognize items even when they have been seen before”, such as Mr. Fix-it’s deficiency to recognize geometric shapes (Carlson, 2010)....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Considerations of Individuality in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism - Considerations of Individuality in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism There is no standard ‘type’ or ‘typical’ person with autism. Parents may hear more than one label applied to the same child: autistic-like, learning disabled with autistic tendencies, high functioning or low functioning autism. These labels don’t describe differences between children as much as they indicate differences between professionals’ training, vocabulary and exposure to autism (1) In my first web paper I considered Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and questioned whether its’ symptoms and underlying neurobiology should be considered a disorder, or rather simply a difference among humans’ nervous systems....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Insomnia - Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Insomnia Insomnia means having trouble with the quality or quantity of sleep. It can be caused by difficulties in either falling asleep or staying asleep. Self-reported sleeping problems, hating the sleep quality and day time tiredness are the only defining characteristics of insomnia because it is such an individual experience. The concept of good sleep is different from person to person. While the average night's sleep for an adult is around seven or eight hours, some people only need four, while others like up to 10 hours or more....   [tags: Sleep Disorders]
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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - The Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder There are many factors to consider in the evaluation and treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This paper will discuss the strategies that have proven most effective in treating the disorder, including: drug therapy, cognitive therapy, and family-based therapy. It will focus on the benefits of flexibility, emphasizing combination therapy, especially with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).      Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has become an increasingly familiar disorder within the world of health and medicine....   [tags: OCD Medicine Medical Disorder]
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Delayed Diagnosis of Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) - ... Methods This was a cross-sectional study done on 145 patients with VSD during 54 months who had (been) referred to the researcher. Diagnosis of the disease had been based on clinical findings and physical examination and its confirmation was done by Color Doppler echocardiogram, and cardiac catheterization and angiography if necessary. The time and the way of initial diagnosis, the age of the referred patients, disease condition at the time of definite diagnosis, the type of disease and its associated additional cardiac anomalies, the rate of pulmonary artery hypertension and the requirement of the surgery were evaluated on the patients....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2065 words
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An Analysis of the Methods Employed for Breast Cancer Diagnosis - ... The GA slightly outperformed the BP for training of the CAD schemes but not significantly. The GA is better used for the feature selection. Most of the methods designed/used/tested in various papers use soft computing to identify, classify, detect, or distinguish benign and malignant tumours. Majorly all the methods used ANNs at some stage of the process or the other and different combinations of NNs were shown to give better results than the use of a single type of NN. III. CONCLUSION There have been major breakthroughs in the diagnosis/detection of breast cancer....   [tags: Medicine]
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Breast Cancer Diagnosis: The Psychosocial and Educational Needs - ... Another aspect of diagnosis and treatment was the need for clarity of information. “Women explained they had trouble 'focusing' after receiving information and of different interpretations about what they had heard”(Coyne, & Borbasi, 2009). Anxiety may be present because of the patients’ future concerns, upcoming treatments, and family issues. Fear may also be an issue related to the risk for lymphedema and future recurrence of breast cancer in the other breast or metastasis to other areas of the body....   [tags: Oncology]
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The Importance of Correct Diagnosis in Organizational Change Programs - ... The components of the organization are interrelated; therefore indirectly an intervention affects the organization as a whole. A manager’s role is to create the optimal efficiency and productivity of the subordinates, thus everything they do should be considered an act toward this objective, i.e. an intervention. The need for an intervention can be due to the attempt to remain competitive in an ever changing economic environment or as a result of declined employee motivation. Depending on the reason and level of intervention necessary, the focus will vary from individual to group level....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Major Depression Across Atlantic: Diagnosis and Treatment - Major Depression Across Atlantic: Diagnosis and Treatment In this day and age depression is a catchword. It is applied to all imaginable situations, from grieving after the loss of a loved one to simple foul moods. Although such a loose usage of the word is hardly warranted, the statistics of the World Health Organization suggest that there is some real basis behind it: about 4-5% of the world's population suffer from depression, and it is the reason behind about 60% of all suicides (1). United States is ahead of the world's quota in this sad race: according to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 9.5% of the population (or about 18.8 million adults) experience a depressive disorder in any given year (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Management of Bipolar Disorder in Adults and Diagnosis in Adolescence - Management of Bipolar Disorder in Adults and Diagnosis in Adolescence: Management of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder when individuals experience episodes of mania and depression. The medications used in treating bipolar disorder have been effective when properly diagnosed, but there is a risk of suicide while undergoing therapy. Treatments for bipolar disorder our on the market but they can only treat the mania or the depression, which is why the patient needs to be under supervision....   [tags: Papers] 724 words
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Over-diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - The Over-diagnosis of ADHD In Bobby's second grade classroom, his teacher threw up her hands and said, "That is it!" On that very morning, Bobby leaped out of his seat seven times to go sharpen his pencil, each time accidentally colliding into other students desks and chairs, sending papers and books plunging to the floor. Bobby screamed out comments to every slightly comical part of the book that the teacher read. His teacher's last straw was when, after repeatedly kicking the desk in front of him, it toppled to the floor, spewing all it's contents to the ground....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]
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Yersinia pestis – Infection, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment - Yersinia pestis – Gerneal Infection, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Yersinia pestis, the culprit behind the infamous Black Death, spread by rat fleas, has cast a shadow over human civilization, taken the lives of countless peasants and nobles alike like a violent brute who murders invariably. There are three major forms of infection stages, the bubonic plague, the septicemic plague, and the pneumonic plague (primary and secondary), all are lethal if not treated with proper antibiotics. Due to similar symptoms, clinical diagnosis, the distinction between a common cold and a lethal infection is made difficult....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical]
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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Versus Unipolar Depression - The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Versus Unipolar Depression Bipolar disorder is a serious mental disorder, but unfortunately our collective knowledge of this mental illness is not extensive. Unlike depression, where patients are strictly sullen and deeply blue, the bipolar patient experiences that same depression only flanked by extreme highs—a hyperactivity and increase in serotonin. It is this inconsistency in mood—a clinical mood swinging, that makes bipolar disorder so difficult to diagnose....   [tags: Health Disorder Depression Papers]
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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: The Build/Fix-A-Baby Workshop - In this day in age, where looks are almost everything when getting and going where you want, having a child with perfect genes is something to brag about. Allowing a parent to choose the perfect genes is not so far off in the future, in fact, it is now possible to pick some of the genes of a baby to make a “perfect” child. A procedure called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, has been used for years by doctors who wanted to reduce the chance of women carrying babies infected with life-threatening diseases....   [tags: babies, genes, PGD, Preimplantation Genetic Diagno]
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ADHD: Diagnosis, Treatment, Etiology, and Treatment Outlook - ... However it is difficult to separate genetic predisposition from environment, when a large number of children diagnosed with the disorder live in homes where the person who is their caregiver may also have the disorder but be untreated. Although the neurological mechanism of the disorder is somewhat complicated, we do know that apparently the parts of the brain that are affected by ADHD are: Frontal Lobes , portions of the Cortex ,Limbic System ,and the Reticular Activating System (newideas.net website).They also suggest that the frontal lobe of the brain is involved in attention, focus, learning and remembering what has been learned....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: A Look Into Biomarkers - ... CSF is then added and capture antibody binds beta-amyloid protein. After incubation and a wash, detection antibody is added that binds to a different site of the beta-amyloid protein. After another incubation and wash phase, enzyme linked antibody is added. After incubation and washed, substrate is added and product is formed and measured. A joint research by Hebrew University Hadassah Medical school, Jerusalem, Israel and Huddinge University Hospital, Sweden, were able to isolate and produce two anti-beta-amyloid human antibody producing cell lines from lymphocytes in peripheral blood of healthy adults....   [tags: Medical Science ]
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Neurobiology of Aging and the Diagnosis of Generalized Degenerative Disease - Neurobiology of Aging and the Diagnosis of Generalized Degenerative Disease The neurological deficits of aging may be viewed from a developmental perspective. That is, the decline in functional efficiency and deterioration of highly specialized non-dividing neuronal cells is the end point of a maturation process that occurs throughout adult life. Involution to senescence is a normal, inevitable, and inexorable physiological march; the end phase of which is expressed in generally predictable and specifically unpredictable ways....   [tags: Medicine Health Essays]
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The Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder - ADD is a very hard disorder to diagnose. The symptoms for a child are different then those of an adult. The symptoms are pretty broad, a child with ADD doesn’t pay attention to detail, they make a lot of silly mistakes, they are very fidgety and can’t stay still, they have a very short attention span, they are much unorganized, they lose important things, and they talk excessively. They are easily distracted, ant stay with an activity for very long, they try to do more then one thing at a time, they have trouble completing tasks or learning something new, they don’t listen when someone speaks to them, they get confused easily, daydreaming a lot, not being able to process information as fast as others their age....   [tags: Health, Education, ADD, informative] 1675 words
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The Application of Microarray Analysis in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) - ... Many studies are underway that deal with identifying AML subtypes and novel genes. Study done by Parkin and collegues used array based CGH to identify loss of functional NF1 gene in 7% of AML patients, thus identifying another novel gene with pathological significance in AML.5 Microarray technology has also been used to identify prognosis in AML patients, as well as to better understand molecular basis of response to therapeutic agents in AML.1 Many therapeutic agents act in such a way to hypomethylate DNA and microarray test can be done to detect these changes....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Application of Microarrays in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia - ... One unique cluster with distinctive gene expression signature included cases of AML with a poor treatment outcome.8 Their study clearly demonstrated that new clusters of AML can be identified with the use of a single assay.8 Microarrays and epigenetics in treatment of AML Gene expression is affected by epigenetic regulation, therefore microarrays can be used to study epigenetic pattern in tumor cells. According to the review article by Ari M. Melnick several research studies used microarrays to examine DNA methylation profiles in AML patients....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Diagnostic Medical Sonography: A Sound Wave Away from Diagnosis - ... In a personal interview with Wilma Barniak, that exact question was answered. Barniak replied: Ultrasound techs go through an interview process where they are asked to scan a real person/patient to be evaluated, along with the normal interview questions. You will be considered a "New Grad" until you secure a job and work for at least a year. On that note Summa is now hiring two Tech assistants for their new ER set to open in July in Green (Akron area). This would be a great experience for someone wanting to enter the field of Diagnostic Imaging....   [tags: Career Issues]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder vs Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Does the Diagnosis Really Matter? - ... PTSD suffers may hear a noise, see something or read a report about something that my cause these flash backs. (National Center of PTSD) Some examples of this is hearing a car backfire may cause a veteran to go back to the time they heard the gun fire that killed their friend. Another example would be a sexual abuse victim hearing a news story about someone who is was sexually abused and having flashbacks to their experience. The second type of symptom of PTSD is “Avoiding situations that remind you of the event” (National Center for PTSD)....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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A Diagnosis Of The Narrator In Yellow Wallpaper - After reading Charlotte Perkins Gillman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" I have come to think that the narrator does not suffer from hysteria. I have reached this idea from comparing the research I have done on hysteria to her symptoms in the story. In this paper I will discuss why I feel the narrator does not suffer from hysteria but may be suffering from postpartum depression. "The Yellow Wallpaper" was written in the late nineteenth century. In that period of time hysteria was thought to occur through irregular blood flow from the uterus to the brain....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gillman] 1380 words
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Type One Diabetes Diagnosis - Just finding out that someone in your family has been diagnosed with Type One Diabetes is rough. Believe me I know. There are many things you must learn and understand about it. There is a common misconception that Type One and Type Two are alike. It is extremely important that you realize that they are not the same. They do have some similarities, but overall they are very different. The main areas that are different are the ages at when you are diagnosed, how you can prevent it, your diet, and the treatment process....   [tags: Health] 516 words
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Fibromyalgia - Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis - ... However, it is widely believed by medical community that FM syndrome may be a genetic or hereditary related issue. Persons who are genetically vulnerable or genetically predisposed towards FM have a greater chance of showing FM syndrome, if they are subjected to extreme physical or emotional trauma. Fibromyalgia is divided into Primary FM and Secondary FM. Primary FM occurs over a length of time triggered due to stress, emotional trauma or illness. Secondary FM is called Post-Traumatic FM as it occurs after physical trauma such as road accident, bad fall or injury....   [tags: Medicine] 1435 words
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Women Coping with Breast Cancer - ... The key findings from this study were patients with a reasonably good educational background cope best while waiting for a possible breast cancer diagnosis. They received social support from relationships described by attachments. A number of poorly educated, unemployed, and single or divorced, widowed women typically used a cognitive defensive coping style. People that utilized a defensive hostile coping style tend to receive poor social support, and thus, they are the most in need of professional support from nurses....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Cancer Diagnosis] 1682 words
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Detecting the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder based on Wavelet Transform - ... Since surface electrodes can be used to record the electrical activity the concept of cutaneous electrodes diagnosing abnormalities in gastric electrical activity has great appeal. Their use in the clinical diagnosis of gastric motor dysfunction has already been advocated and demonstrated [14][15][16]. On the other hand, some studies have shown that the detection of gastric electrical abnormalities from the amplitude, phase parameters of percutaneous recordings is problematic [17]. Definite abnormalities in GEA have been described in only a few conditions with non-implanted electrodes....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Diagnosis] 1105 words
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